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Written Grammatical Errors of Arabic as Second Language (ASL) Learners: An Evaluative Study
1. Sadeq Ali Saad Al-Yaari (Corresponding author); 2. Fayza Saleh Al Hammadi; 3. Salah Ayied Alyami.
1. Independent Researcher, Dept. of English, College of Arts, King Saud University (KSU) Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2. Associate prof., Dept. of English, College of Arts, King Faisal University, Al-Hassa Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 3. Assistant professor, Dept. of English, Dammam College of Technology, Dammam University Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Background: In recent years, the number of non-native speakers of Arabic language has
Aims: This analytical study aims at investigating written grammatical errors committed by
Arabic as second Language (ASL) learners. More specifically, it explores the reasons behind
committing these errors and their effects on the daily communication of ASL learners.
Methods: Ten (10) ASL senior learners of Arabic Language Institute (ALI), College of Arts,
King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) were randomly
selected in this study. The participants were asked to write paragraphs about themselves and
then their written work was linguistically analyzed and evaluated by the researchers and some
Arabic Language experts before it was statistically analyzed.
Conclusions: Results outline that written grammatical errors of ASL learners are
characterized by the misuse of many grammatical items. Mainly these items are: proper nouns (PN), common nouns (CN), main verbs (MV), adjectives (adj.), time adverbs (T. Adv.),
manner adverbs (M. Adv.), objective pronouns (OP), and central determiners (C Det.)
including demonstratives (Dem.) and articles (Artic.), pronouns (Pron.) and prepositions
Written, Grammatical errors, Arabic, Second Language, non-native Learners, Analysis
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Volume 1, Number 2, - 2013 , ISSN 2325-0887
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